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All newspaper articles and advertisements are from Papers Past - National Library of New Zealand or 
Trove - National Library of Australia unless otherwise stated.

Photographer's negatives - the most common question I am asked relates to the current location of photographer's negatives - see this post. 

I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site.  I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have.  I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers -

Links - here

GAUSSEN, Philip Ash

Philip Ash Gaussen
 Oamaru / Timaru

born circa 1840
died 28 September 1882 aged 42 years (1) Christchurch, New Zealand
buried 30 September 1882 Addington Cemetery, Christchurch (2)

North Otago Times, Volume 1, Issue 5, 24 March 1864 
[this notice continued in the North Otago Times until 12 May 1864

Timaru Herald, Volume I, Issue 5, 9 July 1864, Page 5

Timaru Herald, Volume I, Issue 16, 24 September 1864

North Otago Times, Volume II, Issue 36, 27 October 1864 

Philip Gaussen was sent to the Lunatic Asylum for safe custody.
Press, Volume XII, Issue 1449, 1 July 1867


Press, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 5325, 29 September 1882

(1) BDM - 1882/4809 Gaussen Philip Ash 42 years
(2) Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database - under the name Philip Gunssan, in their transcript.

READ, Sidney Percy

Sidney Percy Read
born 29 October 1875, reg.1875/13508   
son of Zipporah Mary Bedford and Walter Read (draper)
[they married  22 Aug 1865, St Mary, Islington, England]

 Marlborough Express, Volume XXXII, Issue 256, 23 November 1897

Photography.— Mr S. P Read, who, during his stay in Havelock, has shewn much skill in the photographic art, announces that he will pay a visit to all parts of the Pelorus Sound during next month. He intends leaving Havelock in the first week of December, and, from the high-class work he has produced locally, it may be anticipated his visit will be productive of pleasure and success.
Pelorus Guardian and Miners' Advocate, Volume 9, Issue 94, 25 November 1898

Thermal Areas

Thermal Areas
of the 
North Island

no description

Waikiti Geyser, Whakarewarewa
E. Le Grice, Photo

Twins Geyser in action, Wairekei
G. T. Chapman, Auckland

Boiling Mud, Rotorua

The Inferno, Tikitere

Eagle's Nest (Dormant) Wairakei

Green Lake, Rotokakahi

no description

Boiling Pools, Tikitere, Rotorua

Champagne Pool, Wairekei

no description

Waikiti Geyser, Rotorua

The Eagle's Nest Geyser in action, Wairakei

Steam Clouds, Waimangu Geyser
Valentine's Series

The Crow's Nest, Geyser Cone, Taupo
Valentine's Series

Malfroy Geyser, Rotorua

Kereru Geyser, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua,
R. G. Marsh Photo

Memorial Cards

Memorial Cards

Hannah Latham
died 14 March 1901 aged 45 years

 Janet Harwood
died 27 May 1896 aged 67 years

Marion Darroch
died 5 March 1896 aged 22 years 

James John Bolitho
departed this life on 7 November 1901 aged 49 years
The Memorial Card Co., King Street, N.S.W.

Mary Ann Bramley
departed this life 7 Aguust 1905, at aged 82 years

In Loving Memory of Emily Roles. Dearly beloved wife of William Roles
 died 1 December 1902 aged 71 years
by Queensland Memorial Card Co., Grey Street, South Brisbane.
Emily Roles was buried at the Balmoral Cemetery, Brisbane, Australia.

died 14 September 1903 aged 35 years
buried Melbourne General Cemetery
no. 162 8 Compactment MM Church of England

Jean Dunlop Rutherford
died 8 June 1896

J. Rutherford
died 28 March 1904 aged 87 years

George Jennings
born 16 January 1886
died 15 December 1905 age 19 years 11 months

William Sutherland died 29 July 1901 aged 47 years
Emma Osborne
died at Tai Tapu 31 July 1899

Below - Memorial Card for James Hislop Scott who died at Invercargill on Wednesday, 19 October 1927 aged 59 years